The Fono

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Breast screening support

Some descriptionThe risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer increases with age, and breast cancer isn’t common in women under the age of 50. About 70% of women who are diagnosed with breast cancer and about 80% of women who die from it are 50 years or older.

Some women are at greater risk of breast cancer because there is a history of close family members having the disease. However, most women who develop breast cancer have no relatives with the disease. Even among women who do have relatives with breast cancer, most will never develop it.

The Fono West offers breast screening support which includes transport and education support for Pacific women to attend their Waitemata DHB mammogram or assessment.

Access this service

  • Self-referral
  • GP / Doctor referral

Eligibility
Women who reside in West Auckland aged 45-69 years who have not had a mammogram within the previous 24 months and are free from breast cancer. If previously diagnosed with breast cancer then criterion is at least 5 years since diagnosis. Women must be New Zealand citizens or hold a permanent resident permit.

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Locations Available
West